The Advisory Council is currently seeking new members who are interested in issues and services affecting older people and adults with disabilities.
Advisory Council members have opportunities to hear and discuss cutting-edge information about issues facing older adults in our community, meet with legislators, and make a difference by advocating for age-friendly communities.
Members are appointed by one of the three ADS Sponsors (United Way, King County, and City of Seattle). The terms are two years with a limit of two terms for King County and the City of Seattle; United Way has a three term limit.
Prospective members can expect a time commitment of four to six hours per month, which includes one monthly meeting (2nd Friday of each month), committee work, training and travel time.
If you are interested in joining the Advisory Council:
- Complete the application form
- For more information, contact ADS planner Gigi Meinig at (206) 684-0652.
Other ways to get involved
The Advisory Council welcomes anyone who is interested in the work of the Council to attend their monthly meetings. You do not need to be a member to attend and contribute.
Other ways to get involved include:
- Participate in special events hosted or co-sponsored by the Advisory Council or one of our community partners.
- Join the Washington State Senior Lobby. See our Advocacy webpage for additional information.
- Get involved with one of our community partners (partial list):
- AARP Washington
- Alzheimer’s Association
- Bellevue Network on Aging
- Housing Development Consortium
- King County Alliance for Human Services
- Kirkland Senior Council
- Mayor's Council on African American Elders
- Northwest Universal Design Council
- Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA)
- Seattle Commission for People with disAbilities
- Seattle Human Services Coalition
- Seattle Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens
- Sound Generations
- Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
- Washington State Council on Aging